Charisma Cardz Challenge 25 Any Theme Any Style

Charisma Cardz is Any Theme Any Style. It is sponsored by Rubbernecker and there is a fab prize on offer and a chance of four entries! I am entering my decoupage rose card that I have been asked to make for a colleague to give to his wife. All he said was romantic and roses lol so hope this card fits the bill.

Digital Tuesday Challenge 12

this is my first entry on the Digital Tuesday challenge blog, It caught my eye this week as the theme is "Use Your Paper Scraps" we all have lots of those don't we LOL. The little cutie in the bathing suit is a new image from Bubbas Digi Stamp Studio I have added some shells, primas and some pretty ribbon from my stash.


DU2DS Week 13 Sketch

Its that time of the week again! Time for a new Dare over at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Friday Challenge. This week we have a fantastic sketch for you to follow. The sketch is designed by our own very talented Kim, and is a great sketch to work with, there is great DT work for your inspiration, why not take a look and join in our Dare.


Charisma Cardz Challenge 24

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend is the challenge this week on the Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog . I have used Immelda Fairy for my challenge entry. She is a bit of a gothic fairy I think lol. She is a new download from Bubbas Digi Stamp Studio . I loved colouring her and decided to stick to a red and black colour theme. My diamonds are the red gems in the centre of the flowers, and on the matting not forgetting her blingy, sparkley wings.


Miss Anya for Friday Sketchers WK 57

My new Miss Anya stamps popped through my post box this week end and I just couldn't wait to ink one up so thought I would follow the sketch by Beatrix on Friday Sketchers Week 57. I went for the colour theme of Brown and Blue and used a bargain Papermania pad that I picked up in the clearance section of a craft shop for a couple of pounds. I watercoloured Anya with distress inks and added some glittery flowers.

3D Pansies card commission

I was asked by a work colleague to make a card for her sisters birthday, she said flowers in a 3D style. It has been ages since I made a decoupage card and forgot how time consuming they are. I like this one though I think it has turned out well. I made a matching box too


DU2DS Challenge 12 Make A Scene

Well,I racked my brains as to what kind of "scene" I would make for Challenge 12 Make A Scene on DU2DS this week. I really liked this image Charlie Skater from Bubbas Digi Studio so decided to use it for this weeks challenge. I coloured him with WC pencils and then cut him out and added some foam pads to the back to raise him from the card a little. The cool background is from a site called Dragon Art. Can't wait to see all the entries this for weeks challenge


New Digi Stamp Blog on the block!

Digi Stamps are becoming so popular, I think this is because they are much cheaper than rubber stamps and you can resize to suit your needs. I have noticed more digi stamp sellers popping up and Bubba's Digital Stamp Studio is one of them. Bubba asked me to do a few cards to show of the stamp designs which I was very happy to do. Check out the blog there are some fab, cute images and best of all they are only 99p per download. There is also a free download for you to try out.


DU2DS Challenge 11 Chocolate & Orange

This week the theme on DU2DS is yummy chocolate and orange a lovely colour combo. I used an Image from Sandra Dry Digi Stamps, this is a fab image. I made a template in psp to cut out the shaped card And a first for me I attempted some card stitching! I stitched the gold scrolls in the bottom corner. Not bad for a first attempt hey?
I added some sparkly flowers I bought from the Joanna Sheen site and some punchies and glitter.


My New Crafting Buddy

Meet Harvey My new little crafting buddy, lol, he has already had a good sniff around my craft space. He is the reason I have not had much time for card craft this week. I have been going to the rescue centre to walk him and this Friday we were finally able to bring him home with us. He is so loving and is settling in to our family like he has been here forever. He is 4 years old and is a staffy/lab cross. How could you resist such a cute face? well I couldn't and we made the right choice he is adorable. I just hope the other pooches at the animal rescue centre get a good home too.


Dare You To Digi Stamp Challenge 10 Ribbons

Wow week 10 already on DU2DS challege Blog, Doesn't time fly when you are having fun? lol

This weeks theme is Ribbons. I really did not know how to approach this challenge and wanted to be really creative with ribbons. As it turned out I wasn't creative with ribbons lol but I did use a very pretty one that has been lingering in my ribbon box unloved for ages and I though it would be perfect to use with Chris's Bluebells Digi Stamp which is just gorgeous. Check out her blog she has some fantastic new designs there is a link in my side bar for Sketching Stamper. I printed out the image twice, one I enlarged to use as a background and recoloured it in psp to a faint bluebell colour then printed a smaller version that I cut out with my nesties and watercoloured. When dry I added a rub on butterfly and a little glitter. I matted onto some deep blue paper with brads added the ribbon and viola! one finished card. I did not have time to decorate the inside yet I have been having a hectic weekand have not had time for much card craft this week. Details to follow later ........

Have a lovely week end and I hope it stays sunny in your neck of the woods, Can't wait to see your ribbon creations this week

Caroline xx